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Utility Industry Training

     This two-day course is designed specifically for Utility Industry workers for whom getting to the worksite can be as difficult as the job itself. These employees encounter numerous challenges as they routinely drive a truck on an unmaintained road or trail, unload an ATV, remove a fallen tree from their path, and travel on the ATV. This class is the risk management solution that companies need for their employees to effectively travel and work within their remote worksites, with more confidence, productivity, and safety.

COVERED IN THIS CLASS

     OSHA defined training begins with "Powered Industrial Truck" training, which forms the basis for all machine operation. Our training is further enhanced as students progress methodically from theoretical discussions in the classroom to intensive hands-on off-road driving, and recovery experience. At the end of this class participants will be confident in navigating their work vehicle through unpredictable conditions to get to their worksite. In this two-day class, participants will experience:

  • Classroom basics of off-road driving and handling.
  • Truck & trailer driving and safety.
  • Off-Road trail driving with increasing difficulty and real world recovery practice including the safe use of off-road recovery gear and winches.
  • UTV/ATV common oversights, operating techiques, safety, and operation in the field.
  • OSHA compliant Powered Industrial Truck (Fork Lift) training and certification. Even if your employees don't actually operate "forklifts," OSHA views this class as the foundation of all heavy equipment training and it begins to provide a paper trail for your training history. Our certified trainers will focus on the potential dangers of equipment, the importance of a pre-operation check, safety requirements, the basics of mechanical sympathy, and practical operation of the machine.
  • Simple, but effective Chainsaw Safety Training. Chainsaws are some of the most used but least understood tools people use. Our trainers will go over the most common mistakes and oversights helping you practice chainsaw safety. Even people with many years of experience need the occasional refresher class, as a reminder to use their chainsaws more effectively and safely.

SAMPLE AGENDA:

Day 1

  • 8:30am - Check-in & safety briefing
  • Driving theory and vehicle dynamics
  • Drivetrain demonstration
  • Powered industrial truck operation
  • Lunch
  • ATV or UTV Operation
  • 4:00pm - Debrief

Day 2

  • 8:30am - Check-in & safety review
  • Off-highway truck operation
  • Off-highway truck recovery
  • Lunch
  • Off-highway truck trail ride
  • 4:00 - Debrief

 

 

OPTIONAL COURSE ADDONS:

First Aid/CPR
Rough terrain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT); "Lull", "tele-handler"
Agricultural PIT; tractor with forks
On-Road defensive driving
Trailer operation & safety

 

APPLICABLE INDUSTRIES:

Utility Companies
General Contractors
Mining
Renewable Industries; Wind and Solar
Ski Areas
Forestry and Landscaping
Natural Resource Agencies
Any job where travel to your workplace may require additional skills